BBC Strictly stars support pro dancer Luba Mushtuk as she reveals huge news
21.11.2023 - 19:15
Strictly Come Dancing star Luba Mushtuk has announced the "special" news that she is now a British citizen in a new social media post.
The 34 year old, who joined the cast of Strictly in 2018, took to Instagram on Tuesday, 21 November to proudly reveal she has been granted British citizenship alongside two photos of her with her official documents at Camden Town Hall. "She is a British Citizen.
Special," Luba, who was born Saint Petersburg, Russia, penned, alongside three Union Jack flags. Luba looked stunning in the photos as she sported a black turtle neck jumper and long coat, paired with heeled boots and jeans.
Luba's Strictly co-stars flocked to congratulate her, with head judge Shirley Ballas penning: "Huge congratulations," with a red heart emoji. Fellow pro dancer Karen Hauer said: "Congratulations!!! yay!" and Lauren Oakley said: "Yayayayayyyyy!!!" "Wooo! Congrats!!" It takes Two host Fleur East said.
Carlos Gu and Molly Rainford congratulated Luba, and as well as Graziano Di Prima and Jowita Przystal. Zara McDermott commented a row of red heart emojis, as did Helen Skelton, and ITV's Lorraine Kelly said: "Congrats! Delighted to have you !" Fans also congratulated Luba, with one writing: "Congratulations! We’re so lucky to have you," and a second person adding: "Whoooooh well done congratulations luba!" Luba's news comes after she reunited with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Adam Thomas and his family to celebrate her 34th birthday.
Emmerdale star Adam, 35, was partenered with Luba on this year's series, with the duo making it to the seventh week of the competition before being eliminated in a dance off against Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington on Saturday, 4 November. Having formed a close bond on the BBC
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